The Far Shore : Agent of Rome 3, Paperback Book
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When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation.

Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia.

Braving hostile seas, Cassius and his allies follow the assassin's trail south aboard a ship captained by a roguish Carthaginian smuggler and manned by his disparate, dangerous crew.

Their journey leads them to the farthest reaches of the empire; to a ruined city where the rules of Roman civilization have long been abandoned, and a deadly battle of wits with a brutal, relentless foe.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781444714920

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I received a free copy through Goodreads.<br/>---<br/>This is the first book of the series that I have read. It was pretty easy to catch onto what is going on as the story seems to be independent from each other...at least from what I can tell. <br/><br/>I rather enjoyed this novel, it was much better than I had expected.<br/><br/>There was plenty of historical stuff about the Romans and Roman occupied places that really captured my attention. I'm a sucker for historical fiction novels. <br/><br/>The adventure that Cassius and his group embarked on from the beginning of this novel turned into something much more adventurous, dangerous and sinister. Who knew a simple assassination would become something so much more. All that fighting, boat rides and juggling of Annia, the locals and politicians are quite entertaining. <br/><br/>Indavara and Simo are fascinating characters. Would love to know more about Indavara's mysterious gladiator past and Simo's unknown (well at least to me, not sure if it was talked about in Book 1) past. <br/><br/>Very engaging story for sure, fairly fast paced and fair amount of unexpected twists and turns.

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I received a free copy through Goodreads.<br/>---<br/>This is the first book of the series that I have read. It was pretty easy to catch onto what is going on as the story seems to be independent from each other...at least from what I can tell. <br/><br/>I rather enjoyed this novel, it was much better than I had expected.<br/><br/>There was plenty of historical stuff about the Romans and Roman occupied places that really captured my attention. I'm a sucker for historical fiction novels. <br/><br/>The adventure that Cassius and his group embarked on from the beginning of this novel turned into something much more adventurous, dangerous and sinister. Who knew a simple assassination would become something so much more. All that fighting, boat rides and juggling of Annia, the locals and politicians are quite entertaining. <br/><br/>Indavara and Simo are fascinating characters. Would love to know more about Indavara's mysterious gladiator past and Simo's unknown (well at least to me, not sure if it was talked about in Book 1) past. <br/><br/>Very engaging story for sure, fairly fast paced and fair amount of unexpected twists and turns.

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